hamish gane

Dr Hamish Gane PhD

Programme Director BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481285
E-mail: hamish.gane@uwtsd.ac.uk

Programme Director – responsible for the organisation of modules, staff and the day-to-day running of the BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts degree programme. Main objectives are to organise and deliver the best possible teaching programme through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Having formally worked as a lighting designer with companies such as the Royal Ballet and Channel 4 Television, I relocated to South Wales to study photography in the late 1990s, acquiring BA with 1st Class Honours in 2000 and MA with Distinction in 2003.

My practice-based PhD entitled: Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation, was awarded in 2013.My photographic practice draws on ideas surrounding family, memory and melancholia and my work has been exhibited widely, most notably in Diffusion, Cardiff  International Photography Festival (2015 & 2013) and Apron, a solo exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea. Work has been selected several times for the National Eisteddfod of WalesFine Art Pavilion and has been exhibited at venues including britart Gallery, London; Alsager Arts Centre, Manchester and the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea.

Association of Photographers in Higher Education

Member of review group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Art & Design (2016)

Practice-based PhD (completed 2012/13): Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation

Research participant within the Family Ties Network, a national research group of artists who explore space, place and the family in photography and the moving image. (Other members include Dr. Sally Waterman, Jacqueline Butler, Rosy Martin and Dr. Nicky Bird).

Research participant: ‘Photography, Bereavement and Grief: Interpreting personal loss through creative practice’, an on-going research project initiated by Dr. Mike Simmons and Professor Paul Hill, (De Montfort University, Leicester).

Research participant within the Centre for Lens Arts and Science Interaction (CLASI), UWTSD, Swansea

Full research profile


Gane, H, Duerinckx, P, & Page, R. (eds), 2013. FROM COMMON DIFFERENCES, (Editor & 2 Chapters), Swansea: Swansea Metropolitan University, (ISBN 978-0-9561003-6-8)

Gane, H., 2005. APRON, Swansea: Mission Gallery and CLASI, (ISBN 0-9545600-3-5)


Gane, H., 2008. ‘200 Seconds’, in Cocks, M. & Evans, JP. (eds), UNRELIABLE TRUTHS: ILLUSION AND TRANSFORMATION IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY,  Swansea: Glynn Vivian Gallery, (ISBN 978-0-903189-78-1)

Gane, H., 2005. ’Apron’, in SITTING ROOM Exhibition Catalogue, 2008, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University